The Walking Dead: Season 7 (2016 - 2017)

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Season 7
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Increased character depth and effective world-building helps The Walking Dead overcome a tiresome reliance on excessive, gratuitous violence.

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 23, 2016

In the seventh-season premiere, Negan's actions will haunt the surviving members of Rick's group forever.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2016

Following a number of familiar faces, the group's introduced to a new well-established community that seems too good to be true.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2016

A completely new group of survivors living in an impressive community that seems to have it all, but for -- a price, is introduced.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2016

The remaining members of the core group hold together in Alexandria. Then, they receive a sobering visit.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2016

Surrounded by enemies and saddled with grief, members of the group hope to find safety at the Hilltop before it's too late.

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Air date: Nov 27, 2016

In this episode, a familiar face stumbles upon a brand new society. Their rules, location, and setup are unlike anything we've seen before.

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Air date: Dec 4, 2016

A much more detailed look into the world of the Saviors and their home, the Sanctuary, is shown. Meanwhile, members of Alexandria look for supplies.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2016

With members out scavenging for supplies, Negan's unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues. With tensions high, things quickly spin out of control.

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Air date: Feb 12, 2017

Rick and the group are led to a new community, where they are introduced to its inhabitants and ruler; and a familiar face resurfaces.

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Air date: Feb 19, 2017

On the search for a missing Alexandrian, Rick and his group encounter a mysterious collective, whose inhabitants are unlike any they have come across.

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Season 7 of the post-apocalyptic drama deals with the aftermath of the previous season's ending: Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) kills two beloved characters and breaks Rick (Andrew Lincoln) spiritually and Daryl (Norman Reedus) physically. Ultimately, the group of survivors can't do anything else but agree to work for Negan and his Saviors. Meanwhile, Morgan (Lennie James) and Carol (Melissa McBride) find themselves in the Kingdom, a community run by King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) that seems safe and welcoming. At Alexandria, people try to live their lives as always, though Negan's barbaric rule worries everybody. Elsewhere, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) go to the Hilltop to recover from the ordeal and to check on Maggie's pregnancy. The rest of the season is all about the three communities coming together and taking on Negan's army in an all-out war.

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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 7

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

They also have finally, in the most stomach churning, emotional way, ratcheted up the brutality of the TV series to match the brutality of the graphic novel which inspired the show.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…

New Best Friends won't be on anyone's all-time favourite list, but it's engaging nonetheless.

Feb 20, 2017 | Full Review…

If AMC wants The Walking Dead to last for years to come, as its producers say, it needs to kill Negan, and quickly. And it needs to learn from the mistakes it made during his seemingly endless tenure on the series.

Oct 21, 2017 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead is an event series that has no fear of cancellation but the dip in quality shows.

Jul 16, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

[A] laughable, thoroughly unentertaining mess of a premiere.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Season 7 is its most powerful yet as unforgettable moments will be ingrained in fans minds for years to come and the aftermath of the season's events will be felt for years.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Jeffrey Dean Morgan's portrayal of Negan embodied everything I love in a villain.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

It used to be a great show that used violence as a way to advance compelling storylines. Now it's just violent, sadistic and repulsive.

Oct 27, 2016 | Full Review…

It was TWD's way of saying that seven seasons in, it's still got a lotta killin' to do, so hang in there.

Oct 24, 2016 | Full Review…

The most devastating episode in the history of The Walking Dead also vaults the show forward with more momentum than ever before.

Oct 23, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It's fair to say that most of the episodes are merely filler, stretching out a season that doesn't have nearly enough material to fill an entire 16 episodes.

Aug 22, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Season seven of The Walking Dead has been for me one of deep emotions and trauma, and in my mind at an unprecedented level ... We all suffer from the need for extensive therapy and oh, yeah, closure.

Mar 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 7

  • Oct 16, 2020
    A good season. Although the plot starts to slow down, the action scenes, Jeffrey Dean Morgan's charisma and other great interpretations make it all better
  • Oct 15, 2020
    I don't get why people hate this season so much. Yes a lot of people that we love in the show are gone because of Negan. But Negan is an absolute bad ass he is amazing he made the show more alive with his sense of humour the way he talks and walks. His bad talk and funny talk.
  • Oct 05, 2020
    Very controversial season, wasn't perfect but at times was very good.
  • Sep 23, 2020
    If there is one that you had to skip over, it's easily this one. Season 7 lacks anything that made the show interesting at first. There are too many filler episodes, the villain's motivations often make no sense, there are too many side plots that ruin the pacing of the show, and the first episode was already an insult to its fans
  • Aug 18, 2020
    Best show i have ever seen
  • Aug 14, 2020
    Unlike my peers, I loved this season! Negan at his best! Series that kills protagonists to increase the intensity of the story. Wow!
  • Jul 26, 2020
    Negan's performance was brilliant, but the rest of the season could be quite dull at times.
  • Jun 24, 2020
    Season 7 is not as bad as they say. TWD remains good, although this season is not as good as some previous seasons but it remains one of my favorite series ever.
  • Jun 10, 2020
    Kept me on my toes whole season.
  • Jun 08, 2020
    Worse season of TWD. There were a about two or three good episodes, but overall it was a LONG, DULL drag. This is not what made the show great.

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